December 17, 2008 - No former RiverHawks were taken in last week's Rule 5 draft at the winter meetings.
Pitchers Justin Dowdy and Derrick Ellison were both eligible for the draft. Dowdy remains the property of the Oakland A's and Ellison is still a Milwaukee farmhand. Dowdy pitched for Class AA Midland and Class AAA Sacramento last season. Ellison was signed by the Brewers at midseason and finished the year with high Class A Brevard County.